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Gentoo Linux Advisory: star


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-11


http://security.gentoo.org/


Severity: High
Title: star: Suid root vulnerability
Date: September 07, 2004
Bugs: #61797
ID: 200409-11


Synopsis

star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially
grant unauthorized root access to an attacker.

Background

star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is
recognized for it’s speed as well as it’s enhanced mt/rmt
support.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected
1 app-arch/star < star-1.5_alpha46 >= star-1.5_alpha46

Description

A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are
configured to use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain
root level access.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All star users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync
    # emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
    # emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"

References

[ 1 ] Star Mailing List Announcement


https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the
Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-11.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or
alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs
to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative
Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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